Construction and repair projects in Philadelphia need to be inspected for safety.
The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I):
- Inspects permitted construction for compliance with the applicable codes.
- Checks that the work being done matches what is authorized by the permit.
Contractors are responsible for scheduling L&I inspections at key points during the construction project. These inspections are needed for work to continue.
L&I building inspectors also respond to public complaints about construction projects. If the construction does not meet safety standards, L&I inspectors can issue Notices of Violation tickets (Code Violation Notices) and, if necessary, Stop Work Orders to halt construction until violations are fixed.